BONHAM — Sometimes all it takes for a high school senior to pick a college is a campus visit.
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Two local teams entered last week’s playoff games with few people believing they could shake off their underdog labels and make it to the area round.
BELLS — Teams playing against Bells know coming into the first day of preparation that they won’t be able to stop the quarterback-receiver combo of Derrick Ponder and Ethan Sanford.
DURANT — Following a 7-4 season and fourth-place finish in the Great American Conference, Southeastern Oklahoma State has accepted an invitation to play in the Texarkana Live United Bowl at Razorback Stadium in Texarkana at noon on Dec. 6.
GAINESVILLE — Some of softball’s biggest stars visited North Central Texas College last Saturday to honor four young women who lost their lives in a bus accident, to offer support for families and the Lady Lions softball team and raise money for a recently-established scholarship.
CELINA — The path to most of Celina’s state finals appearances between 1974 and 2008 led eventually through West Texas. The Bobcats will just be getting there a bit sooner this year.
Van Alstyne High School senior Kearon Redmon signs his national letter of intent to play baseball for Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark., on Wednesday. Standing, from left, is head baseball coach Jimmy Haynes, assistant baseball coach Darrell Hardcastle and athletic director Mikeal Miller.
Note: All games are area round.
DURANT — Southeastern Oklahoma State football placed five players on the All-Great American Conference team after finishing fourth in the standings.
FRISCO — Raylen Johnson scored 32 points, including 13-of-16 from the free-throw line, as Denison opened the season with a 62-55 victory against Frisco Independence on Tuesday night.